Avia 156

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Avia 156
Role Six-passenger commercial transport
National origin Czechoslovakia
Manufacturer Avia
Designer Robert Nebesář
First flight 1934
Number built 1

The Avia 156 was a 1930s Czechoslovakian six-passenger commercial transport for both mail and passengers, designed by Robert Nebesář and built by Avia. The type performed well but only one was built.[1]

Development[edit]

The Avia 156 was a single-engined high-wing cantilever monoplane that first flew in 1934.[1] Powered by a Hispano-Suiza 12Ydrs inline piston engine, it had fixed tailwheel landing gear.[1] The Avia 156 performed well in test flights but only a prototype was built.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Capacity: six
  • Length: 10.55 m (34 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.10 m (49 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 38 m2 (410 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,305 kg (5,082 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 3,790 kg (8,356 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Ydrs inline piston engine, 630 kW (850 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 350 km/h (217 mph; 189 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 330 km/h (205 mph; 178 kn)
  • Range: 950 km (590 mi; 513 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,200 m (20,300 ft)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Orbis 1985, p. 338

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